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ADAMROYD MILL and ADAMROYD WEAVING SHED

Blind Lane

Todmorden

Map Ref. SD 935246

 

Known occupiers

1859-1913

BARKER James

BARKER Shadrach

BARKER Abraham

1866-1891

CRABTREE William

1866-1875

CUNLIFFE Charles

1871-1897

DUCKWORTH William

1887

BARKER Joseph

1891-1908

SUTCLIFFE Edwin

1913-1979

CRABTREE Charles Ltd.

Crabtree Denims Ltd.

2008

Planning permission application for the mill to be demolished for housing development by current owners and occupiers, Rochdale Metal Units.

 

Notes from John Travis, contemporary historian:

 

Adamroyd Mill and Shed was built about 1860-62 by James Barker, grocer and draper of Gandy Bridge, Todmorden. James Barker died in 1870. His sons, Shadrach and Abraham, enlarged the mill in 1877 and formed a limited company.

Abraham Barker of Adamroyd Mill

 

Additional information

researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade

Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group

 

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 23rd October 1858

To masons, joiners, and others – To be let by tender, the erection of a mill etc. at Blind Lane, Todmorden. Plans etc. apply James Barker, Gandy Bridge.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1860

Owner and occupier James Barker, Blind Lane; part of mill; rateable value £84.16s.0d.

 

Kelly 1861

James Barker, cotton spinner

 

White 1866

Shadrach and Abraham Barker, cotton spinners and manufacturers.

Charles Cunliffe, Adamroyd Mill, weaving contractor.

 

Factory Inspectors prosecutions  

    

9th May 1867

Charles Cuncliffe of Adamroyd, Todmorden, cotton manufacturer

Case heard before – Capt. Sutcliffe chairman – Rev. T. Sutcliffe, John Fielden, Abraham Ormerod, and Geo. Hinchcliffe Esqrs at Todmorden Sessions.

Having employed two young persons for more than seven days without a surgical certificate.

Penalty of £4 and costs of £1.6s.0d

9th May 1867

William Crabtree of Adamroyd Mill, Todmorden, cotton manufacturer

Case heard before – Capt. Sutcliffe chairman – Rev. T. Sutcliffe, John Fielden, Abraham Ormerod, and Geo. Hinchcliffe Esqrs at Todmorden Sessions.

Having deducted more than threepence, to wit, 2s.6d from the wages of a young person for whom a surgical certificate was granted, as a fee or part of a fee for obtaining the surgical certificate.

Penalty of £2 and Costs of 18s.0d

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1867-70

Occupiers S. & A. Barker; owner James Barker; Gandy Bridge; mill and power; rateable value £183.16s.6d.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1871-77

Occupiers S. & A. Barker; owner James Barker; Adamroyd Mill; mill and power; £183.16s.6d.  Loom shed £121.10s.0d.

 

Kelly 1871

Charles Cunliffe, Adamroyd Mill, cotton manufacturer

William Duckworth, Adamroyd Mill, cotton manufacturer

 

Census 1871

Charles Cunliffe, 8 Barker Street, cotton manufacturer employing 4 people.

William Crabtree, Wellington Road, cotton manufacturer.

William Duckworth, 1 Patmos, cotton manufacturer

 

Halifax Guardian 16th May 1874

Adamroyd Mill strikes – weavers’ advance of wages – masters acceded.

 

Slater 1875

Charles Cunliffe, Adamroyd Mill, cotton spinner and manufacturer

William Duckworth, Adamroyd Mill, calico manufacturer

 

Kelly 1877

William Duckworth, Adamroyd Mill, calico manufacturer

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1878

Occupiers S. & A. Barker; owner James Barker; Adamroyd Mill; mill, power and shed; £305.6s.6d; new mill £263.10s.0d.

 

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 1st August 1879

Adamroyd Mill, Barker, 16,000 spindles working 3 or 4 days a week

Adamroyd Mill, Crabtree, 220 looms working full time

Adamroyd Mill, Duckworth, 120 looms working full time

 

Halifax Courier 1st November 1879

J. Duckworth, Adamroyd, reduced wages 2.5%

 

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 16th January 1880

William Crabtree, Adamroyd Mill, weavers on strike

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1880-1895

1880 - Re-valued £596.

1881 – re-valued £542.

1890 – S. & A. Barker Ltd; rateable value £521.10s.0d.

1895 – additions £70.15s.0d.

 

Halifax Courier 28th Jan 1882

William Crabtree, Adamroyd, advanced wages 5%

 

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 3rd February 1882

Advance in weavers’ wages given by Mr. Duckworth of Adamroyd Mill

 

6 Dec 1882

The electric light first introduced into Todmorden at the mill of Messrs. S. & A. Barker, Adamroyd Mill.

 

Halifax Courier 2nd August 1884

Strike by weavers of William Duckworth, cotton manufacturer, who reduced wages by 1d. per cut.

 

Halifax Courier 27th June 1885

Weavers’ strike at William Duckworth’s, cotton manufacturer, Adamroyd Mill

 

Halifax Courier 18th July 1885

Fire at S. & A. Barker’s Adamroyd Cotton Mill, damage £200 to £300. Fielden Bros and Lord Bros fire engines soon put it out.

 

Fielden papers 27th July 1885

Fire at S. & A. Barkers, Adamroyd Mill. Fielden’s fire engine attended.

 

Slater 1887

William Duckworth, Adamroyd Mill, calico manufacturer

Joseph Barker, Adamroyd Shed, manufacturer of cotton goods

 

Manchester Examiner 22nd July 1887

S. & A. Barker, 30,000 spindles, working 4 days a week.

 

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 21st March 1890

Adamroyd Mill stopped due to strike in coal trade.

 

Worrall 1891

Edwin Sutcliffe, Adamroyd and Millwood Sheds, 302 looms, single and double warp, wigans, domestics etc. Payday Wednesdays.

S. & A. Barker Ltd. Adamroyd Mill; 24, 600 spindles.

William Crabtree, Adamroyd Mill, 120 looms, domestics.

William Duckworth, Adamroyd Mill, 120 looms, T cloths, domestics, wigans etc.

 

Kelly 1893

Shadrach and Abraham Barker Ltd. cotton spinners and manufacturers

William Duckworth, Adamroyd Mill, cotton manufacturer

Edward Sutcliffe, cotton manufacturer

 

Worrall 1893

Shadrach and Abraham Barker Ltd. 25,000 mule spindles

 

Worrall 1897, 1901 and 1905

Shadrach and Abraham Barker, 30,000 mule spindles

 

Kelly 1897

William Duckworth, Adamroyd Mill, cotton manufacturer

Edwin Sutcliffe; Adamroyd Mills; cotton manufacturer.

 

Kelly 1898 – 1908

Edwin Sutcliffe; Adamroyd Mills; cotton manufacturer.

 

Worrall 1901 and 1913

Shadrach and Abraham Barker, 26,000 mule spindles

1913 Todmorden Official Handbook

Charles Crabtree Ltd. took over from S. & A. Barker at Adamroyd Mill.

 

1979 advertisement

 

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